Bruins Sign Defenseman Matt Irwin To One-Year, $800K Contract

The Boston Bruins bolstered their blue line Friday.

The Bruins announced they’ve signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract worth $800,000. Irwin, who played his college hockey at UMass, had spent his entire three-season NHL career with the San Jose Sharks.

Irwin, 27, appeared in 53 games with the Sharks last season, scoring eight goals and adding 11 assists. He has 16 goals and 35 assists in 153 career games, averaging a little more than 18 minutes of ice time per game.

Irwin’s also proved over his career he can be something of an asset on the power play. He’s registered 6-9-15 totals on the power play throughout his career.

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